Grind #105 :: There's No Business Like...

// The Oscars, Bad Movies, Misquotes, Castle Rock, Keanu & Late Night Dancing //

Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.
— Martin Scorsese

We're forgoing our usual Sunday Mental Yoga edition of the Grind so we can pay homage to the Oscars which air tonight. It's nice to know I'm not in the minority, as a new poll shows 6 in 10 Americans can't name a Best Picture Nominee. I love movies, but I do believe someone out there could make a killing if they produced an awards show honoring movies the majority of people actually go and see. The Oscars are fine and I do tend to pay attention to the movies and big winners on Oscar night, but I'd also enjoy a night when Deadpool wins Best Picture and Margot Robbie wins Best Actress for Suicide Squad. (Seriously, you can't take your eyes off her in that movie!) There should be a place for both in our world. Just sayin'. Getcha popcorn ready and enjoy!

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Only three films have ever taken all "top five" Academy Awards; Best Picture, Best Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay: It Happened One Night (1935), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).



At their peak in the baby boomer years after World War II, there were more than 4,000 drive-in movie theaters across the U.S. Today, there are fewer than 500 still in operation.



The first film "blockbuster" was Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975) because people lined up around the block to see the movie.





I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
— Humphrey Bogart's last words

...The Last Drop

Grind #105 :: There's No Business Like... ~ Fin.

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